a Domain Name
are various options for buying a domain name, but the safest way
is to go through the "official" company that has been
doing it the longest, NetworkSolutions.
It costs $32.50 a year to do it via NetworkSolutions, but
you get deep discounts if you pay in advance for more years (and
why wouldn't you?): 2 years, save 10%; 5 years, save 20%, 9 years,
save 40%. Other companies may offer you better prices, but I have
never tried them and don't trust 'em.
you have found and bought a domain name, you are ready to then
have it hosted (see column at right). You can, in theory, just
buy a domain name and not host it -- thus preventing others from
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If you would like to hire someone to help you produce a basic
Web site, let me know -- I have a stable of young, talented
folks (mostly former students) whose work is cost-effective.
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for learning about making Web pages
! Read this first !
Hosting Your Site
Interland (which merged
with my old hosting service, HostPro) to host several Web
sites -- including the Online
Journalism Awards & Sree.net
-- and recommend it to others. The package i recommend is the True
Basic package which is $16.95 a month (less if you pay for a
year in advance). You get plenty of Web space for your site and
30 personalizable e-mail addresses, such as firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
found it to be reliable, with excellent features and customer service.
It is also consistently rated among the top three hosting companies
by HostIndex and Web Hosting
best way to set this up is to work with the Interland staffer I
work with, Tim Poteet. His personal toll-free number is 866-836-9057.
If you are not based in the U.S. you can call him direct at 404-260-8327.
If you would like to e-mail him: firstname.lastname@example.org.
him Sree.net sent you and he will waive the $49 setup fee.
will get one conslidated bill:
For Interland for hosting and it will include a Melbourne IT fee
of $48 (two years of "trademarking" your name - cheaper
than Network Solutions price of $63)
me know if you use this... FYI, I do NOT get a referral fee!
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that I have helped host on Interland/HostPro: